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The Vaccine against COVID-risk: Open Budgets, Open Response, Open Recovery

There’s a damaging rumor doing the rounds in Kibera, Nairobi’s massive informal settlement: that COVID-19 is a fabrication invented by the country’s elite to raise money from the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) to pay off the elite’s debts.

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Open Government Approaches to Tackling COVID-19

Shortly after the WHO declared a global pandemic, the OGP Support Unit announced a COVID-19 crowdsourcing exercise. We asked for examples from the open government community to tackle the pandemic using open government approaches including citizen participation, transparency and accountability.…

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Covid-19 and the Shrinking Space for Dissent

Activists in developing countries are seeing civic space shrink as the pandemic takes hold This article was first published by Apolitical. Click here to read the original article. On 15 March, a group of civil society activists peacefully gathered in Niger’s capital,…

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Opportunities in Times of Crisis: Towards an Open and Digital State

An open government response to the pandemic is open, inclusive and digital This article was first published by Apolitical. Click here to read the original article. The global emergency posed by Covid-19 marks a before and after in the way we live. It…

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Social Safety Nets

Transparency, participation, and accountability are essential to ensuring that social spending and services reach their intended populations and provide the outcomes that are needed.